GO IN PEACE by Rt. Rev. Charles Hugo Doyle


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It is unfortunate that Magr. Doyle's book on the Sacrament of Penance Go In Peace follows so closely upon the publication of The Sacrament of Freedom (Bruce) Father John Sheerin a excellent treatment of the same subject. (1960- P.1067). Contrasting the two books serves to point up the over-writing, pious sentimentality and unnecessary examples. In which tend to keep the render from feeling that he ever actually comes to grips with ""the heart of the matter"" in deepening his understanding of the complexities of the sacrament. While Magr. Doyle certainly includes all the necessary information about his subject -- historical background, contrition and purpose of amendment, the confession of , particular difficulties and an examination of conscience -- today a Catholic seeking to clear up his misconceptions about the Sacrament of Penance will hardly find the treatment here illuminating or forceful.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1961
Publisher: Doubleday